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U.S. Forces in Niger Were Denied Armed Drone

U.S. military officials sought permission to send an armed drone near a patrol of Green Berets before a deadly ambush Oct. 4 in Niger, but the request was blocked, raising questions about whether those forces had adequate protection against the dangers of their mission.

Saturday, October 28, 2017
The Wall Street Journal
Topics: 
Donald Trump
Africa
Foreign Policy
Military / Pentagon
Author Info: Nancy Youssef, Julian E. Barnes,, Ben Kesling
Teaser Text: 
U.S. military officials sought permission to send an armed drone near a patrol of Green Berets before a deadly ambush Oct. 4 in Niger, but the request was blocked, raising questions about whether those forces had adequate protection against the dangers of their mission.
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